If you take part in a net-based or session-based study, or if you live at a distance from UiA, you might want to pick up and return items at your local public library. If you live close to a college or university library, you can be registered as a member and borrow from their collection. Most libraries are willing to borrow from other libraries if something is not included in their collection.
Books that are available, cannot be reserved in Oria, but must be ordered by mail. Send us an e-mail which includes the book’s title, author, edition/publication year, where to send it and your full name.
How can I see the status of the order/reservation?
We are able to loan you the resource within 24 hours of a confirmed order. In 'My Account' in Oria, you can see details of what you are borrowing and what you have reserved.
When can I expect the book?
It might take up to a week, depending on where you live, before the resource arrives at your chosen public library. They will then call you or send you an e-mail. Remember to bring personal identification when you go to pick it up.
You can return the book to the public library, but the loan will not be cleared from your account before we receive it. You will then get a confirmation e-mail. Please note that the public library has no responsibility for your loans.
It is also possible to return the book directly to us on campus.
If we have borrowed a book on your behalf from a third party library, the book must be sent back to us, and not the third party library. Only that way we can return your loan.